ERIC Number: ED203403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Fractionation Scales for Communication Audits.
Barnett, George A.; And Others
A study investigated a new method of measuring organizational communication other than the audit methods currently in use. The method, which employs fractionation procedures, was used with workers from five different business groups within a large multinational corporation. The results showed that: (1) workers could use the scales reliably, (2) the method produced significantly more variance than did the traditional procedures, (3) employees were able to discriminate a greater number of values than allowed by the traditional scales, and (4) theoretically valid relationships were obtained. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fractionation Scales
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Minneapolis, MN, May 21-25, 1981).